Slow Making

Slow Making

February 2, 2016
Slow making-FI

As part of my ‘intentional 2016’, I’m experimenting with a loose theme for each month here on the blog.
Last month was all about introducing Buying Nothing New: finally blogging about why I buy nothing new; and the practicalities of finding the things you need when you’re buying nothing new; among other hopefully useful posts.

This month, I want to explore making, and ways we can create and make, while being conscious of the wider impact of that process, on ourselves, and on the planet.

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#365WasytoChangetheWorld

#365 Ways to Change the World-Number 22-28

January 31, 2016
365 Ways to Change the World

My Goodness, it’s Week 4 already (only another 48 to go…!) of 365 Ways to Change the World-posting one tip a day to social media for easy tiny changes we can all make everyday to change the world. (You can follow along on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!)
Here goes with numbers 22-28:

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Really Useful-Buy Nothing New

Ten Top Tips for Buying Secondhand on eBay

January 28, 2016
Bike

Having just blogged about “Peak Stuff”, I have to confess to feeling a little conflicted writing a post about where you can get yet more stuff from…
In my defence, this guide is for buying secondhand stuff, so it’s helping to keep the reduce, reuse, recycle thing going, and in no way endorsing buying for the sake of it!

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General ramblings

Peak Stuff-What Does it Mean, and Where Do We Go From Here?

January 26, 2016
Peak Stuff FI

I’ve seen several articles over the last week or so, talking about “Peak Stuff”.
They follow on from a Guardian Sustainable Business Debate about the role of business in climate change, where Ikea’s Head of Sustainability uttered this memorable quote:

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff…”

 

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